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England Enforcement Handbook,

RTPI secures funding to update England Enforcement Handbook

The MHCLG has announced that it will work in partnership with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to update the England Enforcement Handbook.
CIOB, Code of Quality management, RIBA

CIOB releases new code of quality management

The CIOB has now published its Code of Quality Management, following two years of work by the CIOB’s Construction Quality Commission, which was launched in response to a number of incidents highlighting construction defects in the UK.
Swanley Square, U+I,

U+I secures planning on appeal for Swanley Square scheme

Specialist regeneration developer, U+I reveals it has secured planning on appeal to demolish part of the Swanley Shopping Centre in Kent to construct several blocks of flats.
infrastructure revolution, Sajid Javid,

Sajid Javid pledges £600m ‘infrastructure revolution’

Chancellor Sajid Javid has unveiled more than £600m of new infrastructure spending, as he commits to an ‘infrastructure revolution’ over the next 12 months.
Chester Northgate development,

Chester Northgate plans get the go-ahead

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee has approved plans for the first phase of the Chester Northgate development.
Victoria Gate Hotel, Leeds,

Hammerson proposes flagship hotel in Leeds regeneration

Hammerson has launched plans for the regeneration of a 1,670 sq m site in Leeds City Centre, which will see the creation of a 14-storey hotel.
social housing construction,

Social housing construction continues to defy downturn

Work on social housing construction is set to rise from 2019-2020, according to Glenigan’s construction market analysis.
Rocket Junction,

Plans submitted to redesign M62 Rocket Junction

Transport for the North has submitted a £120m plan to redesign Liverpool’s Rocket Junction at the M62 to replace Queens Drive Flyover with a new roundabout.
Planning system, housing crisis,

Adapting the planning system to emerging trends

The housing crisis, shifting demographics and a rise in people living on their own represent major changes for how we live, yet town planning is slow to react to new forms of housing, argues WYG associate director Mark Westcott.
National Development Framework,

Wales launches National Development Framework vision

Housing and local government minister Julie James has launched a consultation on the National Development Framework for Wales.
measurement of land, RICS,

RICS publishes best practice for measurement of land

The Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published pioneering draft guidance for the measurement of land.
Logan House, RBKC, London

Logan Place gets green light from RBKC

Mayfield has secured planning permission from the RBKC for two penthouse apartments at its historic Logan House development on Logan Place in Kensington.
Observation wheel, planning,

Observation wheel gets the green light in Newcastle

Planning permission has been granted to build a 140-metre observation wheel and visitor attraction on land at Spillers Quay in Newcastle.
the landmark building, developers, Derby,

How developers and planners can meet the needs of local plans

Stephen Pratt at Godwin Developments, discusses securing planning approval for the Landmark building, which is set to become Derby’s tallest building.

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